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It is also featured on his compilation album, Curtain Call: The Hits. In the tradition of most of Eminem's follow-up singles, "The Way I Am" is one of the songs for which he has sole songwriting credit.
It features a much darker and emotionally driven sound than the album's lead single, which was " The Real Slim Shady ". The song is a prominent hardcore hip-hop track for its angst-ridden lyrics and hostile, aggressive delivery by Eminem.
It features the first beat Eminem produced on his own, featuring an ominous bass line, a piano loop, and bell chimes. In the song, Eminem lashes out at people he feels are putting too much pressure on him, including overzealous fans and record executives expecting him to top the success of his hit single " My Name Is ", though in fact he went on to do so with "The Real Slim Shady," as well as other songs.
He delivers each line extremely aggressively, almost shouting them out, representing the angry, resentful tone taken by the lyrics. The song contains the line "When a dude's gettin bullied and shoots up his school, and they blame it on Marilyn The song has also been remixed by Danny Lohner featuring Marilyn Manson, who has performed the song with Eminem Paradise (Mantra Mix) - Various - Hot Shots Part 1 (The Best Mixes) on stage.
The song reached number 8 The Way You Are (Song) - Jake Rousham - Liftmusic Volume Seven the United Kingdom, while in the United States it did not fare as well, not charting on the top In it was re-released on the album Curtain Call: The Hits. The song received very positive reviews. Aspects lauded were the vocal delivery, rhyme pattern, production and political material covered.
Same critic listed it in Recommended Downloads and praising the single: "Built over doomy, gothic arpeggios, rumbling bass, and church bells, Eminem lays down one of the most perfectly formed lyrics of his career, weaving in and out of a tight rhyme scheme that echoes the loping piano motif.
The throbbing, tubular bell and piano laced beat only add to the intensity of the track incidentally it was crafted by Em himself and it's one of the more stellar examples of his often hit or miss production techniques. The music video at the beginning plays a slow instrumental of his song " Kim ", after the "Kim" instrumental is played, the song carries on as normal and when the song starts, it shows him about to jump Bliss - Bored Nothing - Bored Nothing the window of a tall building, and shows him falling through the sky, in a sequence inspired by the Coen brothers film The Hudsucker Proxyin which the hero also falls slowly from a skyscraper window.
Other shots show fans coming up to him, asking for his autograph, as well as Eminem in his neighborhood in front of an old house. At the end of the video, when Eminem hits the ground, it bounces him safely like a giant mattress. It The Way You Are (Song) - Jake Rousham - Liftmusic Volume Seven named the 19th Best Music Video of the s by Complex magazine. This can't be heard in the album version.
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